Please check my availability calendar first so as to save your time
Starting time is 9:00 or 9:30 or 10:00
Nara became the capital of Japan in 710 A. D. and is regarded as the birthplace of Japanese civilization.
Some temples and works of art have survived to this day.
This great temple was founded in 745 by Emperor Shomu, which is still the world's largest wooden building.
It houses Japan's largest bronze statue, the Great Buddha.
Nara deer park
Kofuku-ji temple was founded in 669 A. D. and moved to its present location in 710.
This temple is famous for the fine collection of Buddhist statues and Five-story pagoda.
Nara deer park
Todaiji Temple(Great Buddha's Hall, Nigatsudo Hall, Sangatsudo Hall, Tamukeyama Hachimangu Shrine)
Kasuga Grand Shrine
---these three sites are World Heritage sites
Higashimuki Shopping mall (lunch time)
If you want, Sake tasting with Sake sommelier is possible
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station (Tourist Information Osaka on the first floor of JR Osaka station BLD.), Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Hotel in Osaka city only. Air B&B is impossible because there is no public space to wait.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel
Duration: 9 hours
Price of half day tours for busy tourists, skipping some destinations
within 7 hours: JPY37,900.
If you're interested in these shorter tours, please let me know and I'll send you customized tour through Toursbylocals.
We will take bus, subway to the nearest stops to the sites, and enjoy walking through the sites.
If you would like to save the time for transportation and your group is less than four people, we can take taxis for moving from site to site because the bus on the route is too crowded.
The estimated taxi fare is around 5,000JPY in Nara city.
Considering booking a chartered car, an agent has a license to arrange it, but of course, I can find a cruising taxi for you.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2700 JPY per person - Transportation fare 2,100JPY & Todaiji temple admission 600 JPY.
Lunch depends on your choice
Local facilities sometimes do not accept a credit card, but cash only.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
No special qualification to drive a car or a bus for tourists. Isurance is not included.
Please check my availability before you ask me in order to save your precious time.
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Yoshiro-san speaks great English, knows how to personalise the tour, and was a fount if information on history, religion, culture, politics, architecture, and more. Very highly recommended.